With an early passion for sports and active and healthy living, Dimitrie is a former Personal Trainer who worked with adults helping them reach their maximum fitness levels, as well as a former Physical Education teacher for daycare children. His interest for sports and fitness transcended into swimming, and he is now using his experience and dedication to make swimming accessible to as many children and adults as possible.
With a background in Marketing and Fitness, Dimitrie brings his rich and unique experience to the Aqua Life team. His entrepreneurial approach is both inspirational and innovating making sure Aqua Life is always at the forefront of Aquatics, through patronaging and welcoming innovating approaches to swimming.
Having over 5 years of competitive swimming background, Corina is devoted to create programs and services that align with Aqua Life’s mission which is to enrich every child, teen, and adult’s aquatic experience by meeting their individual needs. What’s important to Corina is creating meaningful relationships with her team, clients and community. She excels at passing on her knowledge and method to the team and loves to see her staff become incredible swim teachers. Having a background in Psychology, Human Relations and Human Resources, Corina brings to the table her unique touch in building a winning team, and superior customer care practice.
Karen is dedicated to create the best customer experience possible. From the first inquiry, to every lesson you attend, she is focused on making your experience at The Aqua Life second to none. She lives outside of Almonte with her husband and two school-age children. The family enjoys a variety of recreational activities, including camping and swimming. Karen is also an avid runner, and has trained for and participated in half marathons, 5k runs and 10k runs. In the summer she enjoys water skiing and swimming, while in the winter she plays broomball with her friends.
Rosanna is helping in the office with administration and customer inquiries. With a wealth of experience in hospitality, Rosanna also brings a genuine love for helping people into Aqua Life with her. She’s also the proud mother to two young daughters. At home, they enjoy playing dress-up and dancing. Friendly and easy-going, she loves to build real relationships when she works with clients. Rosanna looks forward to speaking with you!
Swimming since 9 years old, Sep brings an extensive and rich background in aquatics. Swimming as a competitive swimmer for the University of Tehran’s swim team and later on, being selected for Iran’s National Swim team, Sep won many medals being six times gold medalist in breaststroke, and winning four times first place in swim relay. She moved on to become a swim coach for 2 years at the Al Zahra University in Tehran. Swimming has always been a passion for Sep, and she has been teaching swimming for over 14 years. With a Bachelors in Phys Ed and Exercise Physiology followed up by a Masters in Exercise Physiology and a 2 years PhD in Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology, Sep will bridge the science and technique of swimming with your potential, by making you a better and more robust swimmer. When not teaching, you will always see Sep somewhere on the pool deck, helping and coaching our awesome instructors. Her warm and nurturing nature, make her such a joy to hop in the water with!
Bodie has been swimming since he was 4 years old, and hasn’t stopped since. When Bodie was learning how to swim, he encountered a challenge passing Swim Kids II, however, after a breakthrough, he found his love for swimming and never looked back. His determination, focus and hard work were his guiding forces to attain the aquatic leadership certificates he needed to become a swim instructor. His love for water and teaching come across through each of his classes, and kids love him! His spontaneous and creative energy bring a slash of vibrancy to all his classes, and he will have his swimmers engaged and focused while having so much fun! Bodie is currently pursuing a college degree in Police Foundation, hoping to become an RCMP officer.
Mackenzie brings to Aqua Life a competitive swimming background combined with a passion for working with children and adults, and coaching them to achieve their aquatic goals. She knows how to take your weakness and turn it into your strength. Mackenzie has been a part of the Aqua Life family for almost 3 years now, and she has taught thousands of classes. She is remarkable with our more anxious swimmers, by putting them at ease and creating a trusting bond with them. Mackenzie is attending her first year at Queen’s University studying Global Development. In her spare time, she enjoys many competitive sports such as Field Hockey, Hockey and Soccer.
With over 10 years of experience in aquatics, Danielle brings a wide range of skills to the team. Having experience as an Aquatic Supervisor, Instructor Trainer and Program Director, Danielle loves to help her instructors excel, see the swimmers succeed and hear all feedback. With her bubbly personality, children, parents, and staff find it easy to approach and connect with her. Please reach out with any questions and concerns. She is always happy to help.
Joel is completing his second year at Carlton University in Psychology. He has been a part of the Aqua Life family for two years now. He has over 5 years of experience in teaching kids and adults how to swim, coupled with 5 years of competitive swimming under his belt! His mature and analytical approach towards his swimmers, help him deliver highly focused and tailored swim classes to his students. His gentle and caring nature make him a real superstar amongst our students. Joel is also an avid animal lover, especially cats!
Laura is attending Ottawa University studying Health Sciences, and is working towards a career in Occupational Therapy. She has been a member of the Aqua Life family for over 3 years. She has a synchronized swimming background, and competed for over 5 years. For as long as she can remember, Laura has always loved to be in, on, or around the water. In her classes, Laura brings her calm and nurturing nature, while focusing on her swimmers’ progress, safety and comfort. Her welcoming demeanour and patience make her an outstanding instructor for all our beginner and advanced swimmers alike. Laura’s approach is methodic and mature in her teaching, and once they’ve met her, her students never want to leave her classes!
Hi, I'm Isaac! I'm from Vancouver B.C. and I am currently studying Environmental Science at Queens University in Kingston.Swimming has played a big role in our family, and I started swimming early during my childhood. Most summers we would spend at our cottage, swimming with friends and family! As a young swimmer, I passed all the Red Cross levels, and then I decided to complete my leadership courses and further train to become a Swim Instructor. My National Lifeguard certificate I received it on my 16th birthday, and I was so proud and excited! I worked at a water park and at our city pool as a lifeguard and swim instructor for 2 years, and I loved working with kids and adults, and be part of their aquatic journey.I love everything about the outdoors! Activities from rock climbing to whitewater paddling, biking, hiking, and skiing are things you might find me doing on my days off.I am happy to join The Aqua Life team, and I can't wait to see you around the pool 🙂
Haley is attending Algonquin college, and studying for a Bachelor of Public Safety and Health. She is now in her second year of the four year program and loving it. She has been a lifeguard and a swimming instructor for the majority of her adult life which is about 5 years so far and she absolutely loves it! Her classes are a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Haley is a very patient and understanding person and is very flexible with her teaching - welcoming for everyone with all different type of learning styles. She has 3 years of experience being a head lifeguard at the Ruddy YMCA where she accumulated lots of experience with private swim lessons with special needs as well as adults. She's also had an extreme amount of experience with children from the ages 3-5 years old. Haley has swam her whole life and in her teens she was on her high school team as well as swam with the Ottawa swim club for a few years. Swimming is her passion!!! Haley loves her new job with The Aqua Life and she hopes to see you all in the pool soon.
Andrew is a high school student at Earl of March S.S. He has started swimming at 4 years old. He swam competitively for 4 years. After finishing his diploma, he hopes to pursue a career in Medicine or Software engineer. Andrew loves being in and around the water. Andrew is passionate about staying active and healthy. He also loves to listen to and play music. He brings a fun attitude, as well as being able to calmly find ways to improve his students' skills. Andrew is excited to learn and have fun while teaching in the pool.
Mary is currently studying for a master of applied science in chemical engineering at Queen’s University. She is crazy about the water and she has been swimming since she was 4 years old. Mary started to swim competitively when she was 8, and won many medals in national swimming competitions in Iran. Also, during her undergraduate studies she was a member of University of Tehran’s swim team, and Sep and her were teammates back then! Her competitive swimming background helps her uncover weaknesses in swimmers and improve their techniques more effectively to become better swimmers. She is full of energy and love when working with kids. In her spare time, Mary enjoys playing tennis, kayaking, swimming in lakes or any other water place!
Valentina is 17 years old and attends Immaculata High School. She is passionate about staying active through sports, the gym and martial arts. She loves music, the arts and nature. After graduating, Valentina hopes to pursue a career in psychology and maybe one day branch into forensics. This has been a year packed with new experiences for her and she is so excited to begin a new one with The Aqua Life team! Valentina started swimming at 3yo, discovered her love for swimming at an early age, received her bronze medallion at 13 and she has been teaching swimming for the past 2 years.
John is completing his second year attending Carleton University for Industrial Design. Originally from Vancouver, he has been swimming since he was 4 years old. He has been a part of competitive swimming and Waterpolo for the past 12 years and has experience coaching swim team and Waterpolo. Swimming has been a large part of his life and he seeks to help everyone find the same love for the water as him. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, drawing and playing guitar.
I am in my first year at Ottawa University in the Health Science program. I have been swimming since I was little, and I love it so much. I did one year of competitive swimming when I was younger and after I stopped doing that, I decided to continue swimming, and my lifeguard training. I worked my way through each level, eventually receiving my NLS certification. After that, I followed additional training to become a swim instructor. Soon after I completed my aquatic training, I became a swim instructor and lifeguard at a local pool in my hometown. I worked there for about a year and a half, and loved every class. I love working with kids, and it brings me so much joy to see their improvements in swimming. Through that experience I have gotten to understand children more, and learned how to cater to each swimmer specifically. I am so excited to be working with The Aqua Life!
I’m Daniella! My swimming journey started way back before I can remember when my parents signed me up for tots lessons. Since then I’ve kept up with swimming lessons and have grown to absolutely love the water. In my recent years I have been lifeguarding and swim instructor, teaching lessons for people of all ages. I love seeing people grow their confidence in the water, and be a part of their aquatic journey, which is pretty awesome! I am currently Majoring in Psychology at Tyndale University and I'm loving it. My hobbies range from arts and crafts, journaling and reading. I love to laugh, and meeting new people is always a highlight of any day. I have a big heart for children, and seeing them excel in any area of life they choose is wonderful! Well that’s all you’ll know about me for now! I hope to see you in the water! 🙂
Hi! My name is Moj, and I'm very excited to be your Swim Instructor! 😁I pursued a bachelor degree in French Literature at the University of Tehran, and I also played piano and sang for the Tehran Conservatory. I am also a mom of two amazing boys, and becoming a mom has been the best thing ever.The love for swimming came very early on in my life as I learned how to swim during my childhood years. For me, swimming was a source of fun and happiness, and it brought me so much joy as a child.Teaching French at a language school made me discover my passion for teaching and working with kids. I started to teach piano and swimming lessons as a private swim instructor. The time I spent as a swim instructor meant a lot to me, and I enjoyed it more than anything. I knew at that time that I had found my passion and my dream, and nothing could have stopped me. I love children and I love the water! Teaching swimming makes me happy and fulfilled, and I want to share this feeling and the joy that comes with it with every child, teen or adult wanting to learn how to swim. I'm here to share my passion, and teach everyone to love the water while staying safe.